What is the Calgary Showband?

  • Comprised of 160 dedicated community youth, the Calgary Stampede Showband is the only 5-time World Champion of Marching Show Bands.
  • These dedicated youth come together to make over 200 appearances annually and are invited to entertain all over the world.
  • They are known for their innovative performances and unique visual entertainment.
  • The Stampede Showband is a Calgary Stampede Foundation Youth Program.
  • Learn more by watching this feature video.

What is the Band of Outriders? 

  • The Band of Outriders is an energetic 40-piece ensemble comprised of Calgary Stampede Showband alumni and other community musicians from the Calgary area.
  • Known for their high energy, unique style and diverse musical repertoire, their shows are not to be missed.
  • The Band of Outrdiers are volunteers of the Calgary Stampede.

Where is the event held?

What’s new in 2019?

  • This year, the Calgary Stampede is Host to the World Associations of Marching Showbands World Championships.
  • 17 Marching Bands from around the world will be competing
  • The Showband will be competing for their 6th World Champion Title.
  • This event runs from July 6th to 8th in the Saddledome and is free with admission to Stampede Park
  • Every year the Showband and Outriders add new and exciting music to their repertoire.

Dates and schedule

July 5 to 14, 2019

  • 1:30 to 2:15 PM – The Calgary Stampede Showband
  • 6:40 to 7:10 PM – A Band of Outriders
  • 8:20 to 8:30 PM – A Band of Outriders
  • 8:30 to 8:40 PM – The Calgary Stampede Showband and A Band of Outriders
  • 8:40 to 9:15 PM – The Calgary Stampede Showband

Guest information

Do I need a ticket to spectate?

  • The performances are included with your General Admission.

Will there be a line up?

  • There is no line to watch performances; however there can be crowds during some performances.

What time do I need to arrive?

  • You can arrive 5 minutes ahead of scheduled times to get a front row seat. Standing room is found easily throughout all of the performances

Is accessible seating available?

  • There is no accessible seating provided.

Where is the closest accessible parking?

  • Accessible parking stalls in lots 20, north of the Scotiabank Saddledome.